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Walmart takes on Amazon with flat-rate unlimited shipping option

Walmart takes on Amazon with flat-rate unlimited shipping option

Amazon Prime is enticing to some because of the discounts it offers on shipping, including a free option for those who spring for the $99/year subscription plan. Wal-Mart, it would seem, has felt the crunch because of this and will be challenging it. The company recently announced it will be offering a new unlimited shipping option for those who shop online, doing so with a flat-rate price of $50 per year. With this, the products will take up to three days to arrive, just a touch longer than Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping.

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FreedomPop to launch service in the UK this summer

FreedomPop to launch service in the UK this summer

FreedomPop, the service that offers free and, in some cases, discounted smartphone service has announced an expansion into Europe, with the first steps of that involving a launch in the United Kingdom as its first free mobile phone service. Though the launch was announced today, the service will not be going live in the UK until later on this summer. This follows a relatively long life in the United States, where it has recently boosted what it has to offer.

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Garmin eTrex 20x, 30x handheld GPS bring high-res displays

Garmin eTrex 20x, 30x handheld GPS bring high-res displays

Garmin has announced an update to its eTrex handheld GPS devices, the eTrex 20X and 30X. A lot of the features of the original handhelds, as well as their design (more or less), are retained in the upgraded versions, but they bring with them some notable improvements, perhaps the most important of which are high-resolution displays. Both units are designed for outdoor use, including being both water-resistant and rugged, and feature a 2.2-inch high-resolution display that can be read in sunlight.

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Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle coming to US

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle coming to US

Honda has announced plans to bring its CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle to the United States, something that will happen starting some time early next year. Honda made the announcement earlier today, saying that it is bringing back “one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names”. It previously unveiled its True Adventure prototype back in November of last year at EICMA, something that it said revealed its intent. The bike will first be launching in Europe (this upcoming autumn, to be precise).

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‘The Muppets’ docu-style TV series heading to ABC

‘The Muppets’ docu-style TV series heading to ABC

Recently word surfaced that among some new orders from ABC was a “The Muppets” television series featuring the muppets in a slightly more adult world. The show tasks itself will offering a docu-style look at the muppets’ lives, including their jobs and their relationships and, as we’d hope, a lot of humorous situations. The Muppets Studio and ABC Studios will be producing the show, and today the first trailer for it went live (available after the jump).

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In a win for the lazy, Google makes food delivery even simpler

In a win for the lazy, Google makes food delivery even simpler

The best thing about delivery is that it's practically instant. I'm not sure if American's are getting busier or lazier, but the market for food delivery has really grown over the past few years. It used to be that you'd have to keep a Pizza Hut magnet on your fridge to remember their phone number. Back in the day, you'd need to keep a drawer full of take-out menus just to remember what local delivery options exist. Nowadays, there aren't many hurdles to ordering a pizza before, but Google's newest search feature plans to make it even simpler.

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Sling TV adds two Spanish language channel packs

Sling TV adds two Spanish language channel packs

Sling TV, the television service that allows users to watch live TV over the Internet, operates with a single core package that costs $20/month, and then with optional add-on packages that offer groups of similar channels for an extra $5 per month. Though the service started out with a relatively small number of channels, it has expanded its offerings on a steady basis, and to kick off May it is back with yet another expansion -- these one being targeted specifically at its Latino users.

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JBL taps NBA’s Stephen Curry as brand ambassador

JBL taps NBA’s Stephen Curry as brand ambassador

JBL, the company you probably best know for its headphones (they’ve got some auto and marine hardware too) has brought aboard the NBA’s Stephen Curry as its “Brand Ambassador”, following in line with a long-running tradition of tacking famous faces to brands in an effort to boost the customer base. JBL made the announcement this afternoon, saying that Curry is now the company’s newest brand ambassador and that the NBA all-star has penned a multi-year partnership deal that’ll have him collaborating with the audio company.

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Marvel short videos to be developed by Maker Studios

Marvel short videos to be developed by Maker Studios

Long form video is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of visual entertainment, but the Internet is packed full of short-form videos, and they provide seemingly endless snippets of amusement for a wide array of preferences. It isn't surprising, then, that many studios have cropped up that specialize solely in short-form videos, the kind you're likely to find on YouTube and Vimeo, and one such studio is Maker Studios. In a recent announcement, the company revealed it will be making some Marvel content.

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Uber’s launching its food delivery service in NYC and Chicago

Uber’s launching its food delivery service in NYC and Chicago

Food is an important part our lives, often extending beyond mere sustenance to serve as a notable touristy or social experience, among other things. Not all special meals have to take place inside of a restaurant, however, and Uber wants to make sure you've got access to them regardless of where you're at. Cue UberEATS, a food delivery service the transportation company has been testing in Barcelona and Los Angeles, and that it has now officially launched in both of those cities, as well as Chicago and New York City.

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